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The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford

This lengthy movie with an equally lengthy title, offers a glimpse into the private life of Jesse James (played by Brad Pitt), one of America's most glamorized outlaws, and the man who won a place in the history books by assassinating him (Casey Affleck is cast as Robert Ford). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 160
Theater Release: 20 Sep 2007
Video Release: 04 Feb 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford is rated R: for some strong violence and brief sexual references

Cast: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard.
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.

Detailed Review

He was the topic of dime store novels and embellished newspaper reports, but in truth, was Jesse James a Robin Hood or just a robber? Over the years, many variations… 
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Why Is The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford Rated R?

Long and ponderous, this film likely won’t appeal to young audiences unless they are particularly… 
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Talk It Over

Jesse James and his gang were responsible for murdering and robbing many people over the… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Brad Pitt and Casey Affleck also worked together in Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve 
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